The first thing you should know about this type of bicycle is that it is not a serious racing bike or even a rugged mountain bike. This isn't something to get you from point A to point B in record time. But, if you are the kind of person who would enjoy a cruise across town while enjoying the view, it just may the right bike for you. Casual fun riding is the style of today’s generation of new beach cruisers.
Anyone who has spent a few hours perched on one of those hard nasty bike saddles that many bikes have can appreciate the comfort of a beach cruiser. They tend to have big cushy seats, easy to grasp low handlebars and are comfortable to sit on for longer periods of time. That is because you also ride them sitting up instead of crouching over the handlebars. Cruisers are meant for comfort, not for speed.
Finally, if you are not into spending tons of time and money on maintaining your bike, then a beach cruiser model is a bike you should probably consider. These bikes are designed with simplicity in mind and because they have a pedal back brake system and come in single, three, or seven gears at the most there is very little mechanical maintenance required to keep them running smoothly.
So if easy riding, low maintenance, and comfortable riding sound like your speed, this just may be the bike for you. Take a cruise with one of these beach cruiser bicycles and enjoy a smooth easy ride that is fun to boot.
Beach cruisers come in styles for men, women, and children. They are available with single, 3 speed, 7 speed gears, and come in a variety of colors. You can also add accessories to your bike for a personalized look.